When a client comes to me requesting a Reiki treatment, it can be for a number of reasons. Many as of late are seeking holistic methods to support them with pain, stress and anxiety that they are experiencing in their lives. They are desperate for some kind of relief. The pain, stress and anxiety could be manifesting in physical, emotional, mental or spiritual challenges or a combination, which is causing discomfort. I understand that taking the step to do an alternative route can be a very courageous act for my future client. Let’s face it, we have become a society that has become conditioned to take a pill for any kind of pain including stress and anxiety but seeing a Reiki Energy Healer isn’t exactly being broadcast and endorsed by the drug companies. Although, Reiki Energy Healers are now in over 800 U.S. hospitals to provide complementary support of healing to patients. So, we are progressing in a more collective union on some fronts. But, many of my clients need help now and for some reason pills are no longer answering the call to mute the pain so they are now seeking ways to really heal. They want to unleash themselves from bondage of how pain, stress and anxiety has debilitated their lives.
STRESS AND HOW IT CAN HELP US
Stress has a terrible reputation but not all of it is bad. The “good” kind of stress takes care of us. For instance, the “good kind” can get you across the street quickly when you see an oncoming vehicle, or it motivates you to complete tasks for work or school deadlines. Your body enters self-protection mode and propels you to action: your immune system, heart rate, attention and memory all gear up to do what it needs to do to survive.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH CHRONIC STRESS
However, when stress is chronic (think of pulling all-nighters more than once a week or working on a constant deadline for 3 months straight like in content production where every week a new episode has to be delivered to air otherwise what will fill the programming time?), it can turn into bad stress, which then goes into being in constant "distress". It can impact your whole health in a lot of ways where you literally feel under attack - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It’s not just a feeling, either. Your body physically and automatically reacts as if it is under a real threat of attack.
When your body is constantly (rather than for just a moment) geared up for self-protection, your systems fatigue and start to decline. Then your immunity will drop (happened to me), inflammation will begin to happen (this isn't comfortable to live with. Again, I know cause it happened to me), attention and memory will start to fail and sleeping problems can arise. Other physical changes can also occur, like shallow breathing, muscles tensing, anxiety and the release of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline.
It’s easy to feel powerless against this type of stress, pain and anxiety, but research has shown there is something that you can do. The solution, it turns out, is not to escape the pain, stress, anxiety or any of the other negative emotions. Rather, it is to change the way you are reacting to what is happening. Science suggests that there are ways to literally retrain the brain to work to support to heal the physical, mental and emotional pain. That calming the nervous system with a relaxation response can support to heal the stress, tension and pain.
REIKI CAN HELP WITH PAIN, STRESS AND ANXIETY
Reiki is an energy healing technique that uses “hands-on” healing. This technique can assist in relieving or reducing pain and discomfort by balancing the body’s energy centers. It is a natural process that supports relaxation and healing by removing blocks to the flow of energy in your body and facilitates balance and support on all levels.
DOES REIKI REALLY WORK?
I have a deep understanding of pain, stress and anxiety because my chosen career before being a Life Coach and a Reiki Practitioner was an Executive Producer in Reality TV. In Reality TV, we often live on the edge of fast-paced deadlines with a heavy dose of daily stress and anxiety that looms over us. Stress had become an everyday norm for me. When in full production or on a delivery deadline, everyone around you, is also running on stress so it's a constant anxious energy that is floating around and absorbed by all. Working in Reality TV is not for the faint of heart but I did have a lot of amazing experiences and times.
From my unhealthy relationship with work, I ended up with a low immune system from a bout of pneumonia (I was on the a road show that traveled every 3 days for 3 months and we were on and off planes so I ended up getting super sick), inflammation, anxiety, depression, insomnia and all kinds of problems from living a stress-induced life. I didn't want to go on any medication but to find the root of the problem, change my way of living and ultimately find whole health healing. I tried all kinds of things. Eventually, I made my way to more consistent acupuncture appointments, mindfulness meditation classes, Somatic Experiencing Therapy and doing Energy Healing work. They all helped for a short time but I needed to break the mental and emotional patterns that was causing the actual pain. So for me, Reiki Energy Healing, the loss and grief programs, the cognitive behavior courses that I took ended helping me on all these levels. I had to deconstruct my life to reconstruct it in a healthy way. The Reiki helped to alleviate the pain and stress but also supported me in breaking unhealthy patterns by giving me added clarity and motivation. I was addicted to the "go, go and go and the do, do and do." I love creating inspiring shows but with budgets being cut, less staff to support and more expectations for faster with high quality was causing inhumane work conditions of sometimes 18 hour days, 7 days a week for months at a time. I was prizing myself as this road warrior in production life that could deliver all the story goods yet I was creating intense pain for my future. It's just so unhealthy to live this way in a constant and consistent way. The burnt out factor is real.
Breaking up my relationship with constantly being stressed took time and patience. From working on location shows on the road, I had a to-go lifestyle that kept me out of the grocery store for years. Don't get me wrong, I love some hotel living but I was living a very unhealthy adulting life. Once, I got off the stress merry-go-around, I had to start at the beginning and relearn how to take time to do self-care which included grocery shopping and cooking healthy meals to support a healthier lifestyle. Doing Self-Reiki Energy Healing and doing basic things like this eventually broke my habit of everything "To Go it; it literally slowed me down and brought me back into balance. It wasn't easy but took consistent work but I was tired of feeling aweful so what choice did I really have? I was ready for whole health healing. Reiki energy healing ended up being my saving grace but everyone is different so what worked for me may not work for you. But, if you are at the end of your rope, why not give it a go?
THE JOURNEY OF WHOLE HEALTH HEALING
So now when clients choose to do Reiki with me, I understand that they maybe ready to really find healing from the pain, stress, anxiety while also releasing old energy, patterns, and/or beliefs that no longer are serving them and looking for whole health. My client, may be fully aware of this, or just know on a subconscious level that whatever they have been doing has not been working. The idea of experiencing a Reiki session to balance their mind, body and spirit seems to “feel” right so they made an appointment. Whatever the case, I am excited to begin the journey of whole health healing with them.
WHY CAN REIKI WORK?
The reason why Reiki energy healing can be so powerful and effective is because it infuses your body with Universal life force energy. We all have life force energy flowing through us. If one’s “life force energy” is low then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high we are more capable of being happy and healthy. As a practitioner, my responsibility is to simply act as a conduit for Universal life force energy in order to help healing take place, optimally, so that your body can heal itself.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A REIKI SESSION?
During a Reiki session, you will feel relaxed, and be able to take full, deep and easy breaths. Your muscles start to release tension, your heart rate will become moderate and adrenals will be put at ease. There's a deep sense that everything will be okay and that brings you feeling of peace and a sense of new-found clarity that benefits you upon leaving a Reiki session. Most people benefit from their first Reiki treatment, while others work through deeper issues with additional treatments. Everyone’s needs are different because everyone’s healing is unique to them.
Since Reiki helps us clear energy blocks, it is no surprise that a client feels much more grounded, calm and relaxed after a session. Some even fall asleep during treatments. Whether awake or sleeping, Reiki always works for the client’s highest good for the client’s overall highest health in body, mind and soul.
For those of us who live in the city dwellings, it can be amazing yet it is also full of stimulation! For those of us, who are highly sensitive or empaths, can easily pick up on the energy of others then living in a big city can sometimes overwhelm our sympathetic nervous system. If we don’t understand how to protect and clear ourselves then we can easily get depleted and exhaust our systems.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ARE TAXED AND OVERLOADED
What happens when our sympathetic nervous system is taxed and overloaded? As I mentioned, I know firsthand how this feels. It is not fun. Luckily, I had several healers on speed dial that would do 911 energy-healing sessions for me. Our bodies can go into fight-or-flight-or-freeze mode, and our survival instincts can be set into motion. When this happens, our heart rate can increase while maybe experiencing shortness of breath, maybe having difficulty taking in full breaths, our muscles contract. We may break into a sweat, and our adrenal glands get activated which increases our cortisol (the “stress hormone”) to move in and help us handle the stress. Adrenaline is our fight-or-flight-freeze hormone, which also gets activated by our adrenal glands, and helps give us the extra energy we need to deal with the stress situation or run away from it or even freeze from it. Imagine what happens to our bodies when we are in survival mode on a regular basis. Our adrenals get taxed, our system feels depleted, we get fatigued, we may hyper-react in situations or we may even develop physical pains and strains that are not due to physical trauma but emotional and mental health stress challenges that are affecting our physical body. I went through all of that again and again until finally my body delivered a bout of pneumonia to me. That was my wake up call.
ARE YOU HAVING MELTDOWNS BY OVER-REACTING, SLEEPING A LOT OR LIVING LIKE A ZOMBIE?
If you find yourself having meltdowns by over-reacting, sleeping a lot or moving through life like a zombie then it is a clear indication that what you have been dealing with energetically, has now manifested itself into the physical and has zapped you from your life force energy. If you prolong taking care of your emotional and mental health then this can possibly eventually create physical pain in the body.
In addition, when we are in a vulnerable place of being depleted like this we may be more open to absorb energies that do not belong to us. This can leave some of us feeling even more irritated, fatigued, drained, and possibly even frazzled, stressed out and overly anxious.
ARE YOU LIVING WITH BACK PAIN YET YOU CAN'T SEEM TO FIND RELIEF?
One of my clients, when they were stressed at work their back would hurt from all the tension of being anxious about deadlines and disliking the work environment. Everyday the pain increased as the stress heightened. Instead of dealing with healing the stress first, the client had been dealing with trying to heal the back pain by going to see all kinds of specialists with promises of relief but it wasn’t getting better. My client had been living with back pain for 2 years and had tried everything and was desperate enough to give me a call. My client started out with, “I don’t believe in this kind of thing. It’s really weird but I am out of options.” I love working with all walks of life but the skeptics have a special place in my heart. The athlete in me triggers to wanting to bring and deliver the best and optimal results for my client. Sometimes, Reiki energy healing isn’t the right fit but I love a chance to give it a go to see if we can get whole healing for a person living in pain, stress and anxiety.
Once, I started working with this client, the Reiki energy began healing the emotional and mental stress then worked its way to heal the back pain. It took 6 sessions but my client hasn’t had back pain for 2 months and now has some tools in the toolbox to help them through other challenges that may come up in their lives. Along the way, my clients learn meditation, receive information on loss and grief and other tools that could possibly be helpful in this game we call life.
But, if you are also an empath or a highly sensitive person experiencing a stress reaction then you could also be affected even more because you are possibly feeling what is happening around you. So if you don’t understand how to set up healthy boundaries then you can send out your energy without realizing it, which can cause even more depletion. Or you could feel someone else’s anxiety and not understand how to clear the energy from you.
DO YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED, ANXIOUS AND STRESSED?
When I began in working with another one of my clients, the client was often feeling really overwhelmed, anxious and drained. In our first session, the client was working through old patterns of self-sabotage and low self-esteem, which was keeping my client from enjoying a fulfilling love life, from moving forward in career and afraid to stand up for self. My client felt stuck, overwhelmed, anxious and really stressed. Since, my client is an empath or a highly sensitive person, my client was feeling and taking on the energy of everyone around without realizing how to set up healthy boundaries. Because of this my client regularly felt off, depleted of energy on all levels, scattered, and fearful. Often, when an incident happened my client would be mentally and emotionally spinning story after story, trying to explain away what was happening and sometimes going into the blame game of others. The spinning mind and blaming game can be even more taxing, stressful and cause even more pain. When we go into blaming others, we can disconnect ourselves from others and at times, if the hurt and pain aren’t addressed then this can spiral further into the negative emotions that we are already feeling like anger, resentment or frustration. If they continue to fester under the surface without being acknowledged to heal then this can create even more pain, stress and anxiety. Our negative emotions are letting us know what is happening but often we lean away from them because it can be overwhelming or uncomfortable. Look at it as an opportunity for healing.
Since my client had such severe anxiety, it took my client at least 10 minutes to calm down during the first Reiki treatment. My dog happened to be in the first session and was pacing the entire 10 minutes until finally the Reiki released the anxiety energy. My dog has been in sessions before but usually sleeps through the session so this indicated me the level of the stress and anxiety that my client felt. By the end of the first session, I could feel that my client had released some of the old energy through the hands and feet, and the body was infused with Universal life force energy. My client had shifted to a more grounded and relaxed state with an aliveness and the Qi was back in full force. My client said to me, “Wow. I feel so incredibly relaxed and centered. No more spinning mind.”
Sometimes, clients only need one Reiki Energy Healing session but when healing deep layers like this then the healing can take time. After 3 sessions, my client’s wounded child started to heal which allowed my client to start to create awareness around self-sabotaging patterns. My client began to shift them, creating new and more productive habits that included compassion and self-love, starting to trust intuition, and take better care of body, mind and soul. All together it took 3 months of work with 15 Reiki energy sessions and several coaching calls for my client to feel like they found a new lease on life and armed with tools to support themselves for the future. They are still healing other aspects but for now feel healthy enough to stand on their own two feet which is what I want for each of my client’s. Each person’s healing is different and unique to them so some take more or less time. The important thing is to not compare but to understand to focus on your own healing to take care of you.
Being able to hold space for a client’s transformation is really a humbling experience and such an honor. I am awed at having a front row seat in the game of someone else life to see them reconnect to find #wholehealth healing. Truly awe-inspiring.
So, what do you do to help yourself relieve pain, stress and anxiety? Let me know! I am always interested in learning about other techniques to pass on. May we all find our way to Whole Health Healing so we can vibrantly be living each day to its fullest!
Much Gratitude & Love,
Thanksgiving: I am so grateful...
#HolidayGriefHealthTip: On this day of Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks to one of my best friend's from college. Jeremy, died in 2011, after a courageous 2 1/2 year battle with brain cancer. It was devastating to me. Even writing this, I find myself crying. For a moment in time, I wished our paths hadn't crossed because the pain of the loss was so great. I was unprepared for the roller coaster of emotions that grief brought on so I wished to negate all of it so I could have stable ground again. I tried to run but grief catches up to you. Finally, I found my way to loss and grief courses and in grief therapy, to learn to heal the pain of the loss yet keep the love and memories. Now, I see and cherish that Jeremy's friendship was a gift that keeps on giving to me. And now today, I help others move through loss and grief so "I'm so grateful our paths crossed." I know he is smiling as he watches over me because our last conversation as he said goodbye to me he asked me to promise to let the world see a part of me that only he and a few got to see at the time. I know he would get a real kick out of me starting Inspiring You and finally doing real talk. Thank you Jeremy for your gift of friendship. #ForeverGratitude #ForeverThanksful #ForeverBlessed
#GriefHealth #EmotionalHealth#WholeHealth #Affirmation #DailyAffirmation
Crystals for Beginners
Not sure where to start? Begin your Crystal Healing journey with these Must-Have crystals for beginners. Here are essential crystals NOBODY should be without.
SO MANY CRYSTALS, WHERE DO I START
I work with crystals and often my clients ask me what crystals should they get so I have put together crystals to start with for a Crystal Beginner’s kit.
There are a lot of crystals out there so it can be overwhelming. Perhaps you’re not sure where to even start? Here are some core crystals that are must-have for every collection. And they are affordable, easy to find with all with uniquely different energies.
DIFFERENT TYPES: TUMBLE STONES OR CRYSTAL POINTS
Please note, that all you need is a Tumble Stone. These are available everywhere. These polished crystals are easy to carry on you and place on your body. Some of the crystals on this list such as Quartz and Amethyst are also available as natural, polished or cut Crystal Points. These will cost a bit more. They are worth it later on as you progress and start to learn and sense how the form of a crystal affects its energy.
AGATE: THE STABILIZER
If you’re going to carry one stone around with you wherever you go, let it be agate. As the communication stone, agate will help you open up and make expression easier. Promoting inner stability, security and self-confidence, it’s no wonder agate is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence.
Affirmation: My emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies are completely balanced, and working in Harmony for my highest good.
AMETHYST: STONE OF SPIRITUALITY
Super spiritual Amethyst connects you with your spiritual power. Deeply cleansing, this violet crystal purifies negative energies. You can also use Amethyst for protection and developing your natural psychic abilities.
Affirmation: I am connected to the Divine within, safe and secure.
AVENTURINE: GOOD LUCK STONE
Provides balance of the female and male energies. Helps one to move with confidence into new situations such as employment, residence, school, situations such as employment, residence, school, relationships, etc. Enhances creativity and amplifies leadership qualities. Opens the heart to others and increases trust in life. Brings about adventures in love and travel. Stone of “good luck” and is a powerful crystal companion for manifesting wealth & abundance. This stone helps you to shift your thinking about prosperity and about your relationship with money. Has the ability to “expand” anything it is placed upon (money, health, prosperity, etc) Let Green Aventurine gently shift your thinking so that you are better able to welcome abundance into your life. Treats disorders of the longs, heart, adrenal glands and muscular systems. Promotes complete love, forgiveness, release and acceptance.
Affirmation: I welcome wealth and abundance into my life by consciously creating space for thoughts of prosperity.
CARNELIAN: THE CREATIVE INNER CHILD
This stone is quite common and comes in red, orange, pink, and brown. This stone is most excellent for restoring vitality and motivation. It is a high-energy stone and can also assist with stimulating creativity. Traditionally, it was used to protect the deceased on their journey to the afterlife. It can be useful for overcoming abuse and for learning to trust yourself.
Affirmation: I always have access to my inner creative spirit. I am motivated to take action in manifesting my deepest desires. I share my gifts with the world with both ease and grace. I am a force for positive change.
CITRINE: THE PROSPERITY MAGNET
This golden crystal is renowned for its ability to draw prosperity and abundance into your life. Citrine is also good for self-confidence as it opens up the Solar Plexus Chakra. This crystal can also be used to detoxify negative energies from the aura and encourage a more positive state of mind.
Affirmation: I fully embrace my courage, confidence, success and self-worth.
CLEAR QUARTZ: THE MASTER HEALER
An essential crystal healing tool and a good choice for your first crystal. Clear Quartz crystals are probably the most versatile crystals and can be programmed for any purpose. They can direct energies and enhance the energy of other crystals. It is cleansing, helps bring clarity while also keeping your energy and aura bright and strong.
Affirmation: I magnify the energy of my intention in order to manifest dreams.
FLUORITE: THE GENIUS
This stone can be clear or come in a variety of colors, such as blue, green, purple, yellow, or brown. It is a highly protective stone, especially on a psychic level. It can assist with discernment of outside influences that may be at work against you, and can be extremely effective against harm from your computer or any electromagnetic stress. Reveals to one their soul purpose and sacred path. Clears mental fog, confusion and indecisiveness. Emits an energy to produce order and balance, mental, emotional, spiritual and creative systems. Increases ability to concentrate while sustaining good health, strong intellect, and emotional well-being. Known as the ‘genius stone’ for the highest state of mental achievement. Great for the immune system and is often used in association with flues, cold, etc. Teaches us to be at one and in a state of peace. Supports spiritual development. Fluorite can be especially beneficial when learning something new, as it organizes and processes information and increases concentration.
Affirmation: As I grow more connected to my soul, my life’s purpose becomes clearer and clearer.
HEMATITE: THE BOUNCER
This dark grey metallic crystal shields you from psychic attacks and negative energy. Hematite strengthens your aura while defecting harmful energies, pulling them into the Earth for healing and transmutation. Hematite is the bouncer of the crystal world.
Affirmation: I am aware of my emotions, and am easily able to regulate and respond appropriately to them.
JADE: THE DREAM STONE
Jade has been used as a healing stone for nearly 6,000 years, so its powers are legit. Known in ancient cultures as the “dream stone,” jade carries a serene energy — think of it as the calm in the middle of a storm — making it the perfect sidekick for meditation and introspection. Jade gives you the wisdom to be able to see past self-imposed limitations and helps you shed that outdated can't-win-don't-try attitude. While all crystals promote harmony between the mind, body and spirit, the Jade crystal is a superstar in the world of crystal healing thanks to its powerful connection to the heart chakra and its varying degrees of intense, piercing shades of green. When it comes to bringing prosperity and abundance into your life, the Jade crystal stone is the ultimate good luck charm. Incorporate Jade into your daily meditation and have the courage to discover your divine inner truth while discarding any negative patterns holding you back from your full potential.
Affirmation: I have vivid dreams that I remember with clarity and ease.
RAINBOW OBSIDIAN: PSYCHIC VACUUM CLEANER
Rainbow Obsidian is the gemstone that you should have in your possession if you want a life filled with love, light, joy, and positive energy! Rainbow Obsidian is a type of black obsidian that when highly polished and exposed to strong, bright light reveals lustrous layers. The stone is made of volcanic glass, and the layers are caused by the pyroxene’s nanoparticle inclusions. It looks like a black stone at first glance, but you will notice the band of pretty rainbow colors in the stone. Rainbow Obsidian will work to remove your negative thoughts and feelings and replace them with good and empowering ones. Rainbow Obsidian is a highly grounding and protective stone. When you feel like your life is in limbo and you don’t know which direction to take, Rainbow Obsidian will guide you to the right direction. It will make sure that you’re safe and okay going there. It will also help you keep your feet firmly on the ground. Rainbow Obsidian will enhance your clairvoyant abilities, especially when it comes to love and relationships and your efforts for self-improvement. This stone will allow you to see the root cause or the real reason of your emotional problems so that you can resolve them. Rainbow Obsidian will act like a bridge that can bring hope and light to that part of yourself that’s filled with despair and darkness. It will give you something to live for and something to be happy about! It will clear and purify your aura. Rainbow Obsidian is a great cleanser of negativities, which you get from your environment and from your own emotions, like jealousy, resentment, anger, or bitterness. This stone is a powerful negativity shield that will ward off people with negative auras or not so honorable intentions. Rainbow Obsidian will get you started on your emotional healing after suffering a broken heart. It will give you the strength to pick up the pieces and the courage to face a new chapter of your life. The energies of this stone will also help you make progress when it comes to controlling your emotions. They will work to bring hidden truths to the surface. Rainbow Obsidian is also a Stone of Pleasure. It will bring your life gratification and enjoyment in both the little and big ways. It’s a powerful meditation stone that will dissolve your fears, break down barriers, and expand your consciousness.
Affirmation: I am filled with joy and positive energy.
ROSE QUARTZ: THE EARTH MOTHER
Possibly, the ultimate comfort crystal. Rose Quartz is the Mother of all crystals. Gentle and soothing, it helps heal emotional pain. Opening the Heart Chakra it allows you to feel compassion for others and yourself. This is the self-love stone.
Affirmation: I radiate love for myself, others, and the universe in its entirety.
SELENITE: THE GREAT CLEANSER
Selenite Crystals are one of the must have crystals that everyone should have in their home. Selenite crystals help to clear, protect and shield your personal energy body, or the energy of your home. They help to shield you from outside influences—especially negative ones—which is why so many people use a selenite wand when energetically gridding their home. The selenite healing properties remove any negative energy or influences, but also prevent any harmful energies from permeating your body or home. Selenite crystals are the ideal crystal for all kinds of energy clearing—energy cleansing of your body, crystals and home. Selenite is often pure white or slightly clear, but it can also be blue, brown, or green. It is quite easy to find. Selenite is an excellent stone for opening the third eye and crown chakras and can help you to connect to angelic consciousness and higher guidance through meditation. It has been said that each person holding a piece of this pure-vibration stone can enhance their telepathic capabilities. The selenite healing properties make it one of the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock any stuck or stagnant energy to ensure a smooth flow of positive energy through your body or also a space. They are one of the most powerful crystals for energy clearing and energy cleansing, making them an essential tool for removing negative energy. Place a Selenite tower in each of your rooms at home to keep the energy of your house cleared. Selenite crystals are also the ideal energy tools for healing. Selenite healing brings purifying white light into your body to help heal your aura and balance your chakras. Try placing your selenite crystals directly on your body, on areas that you want to focus your healing on, to bring focused healing energy to that area. It can also be used to help battle insomnia. Place selenite under your pillow at night to help you get a restful night's sleep. Many people are beginnings to incorporate selenite crystals into holistic medicine treatments for cancer and tumor reduction. Some people believe that selenite's natural ability to cleanse, purify and create a smooth energy flow throughout your entire energy system may help to restructure and regenerate cells.
Affirmation: My energy is clear and pure.
SMOKY QUARTZ: THE NEGATIVITY BUSTER
This form of Quartz crystal can be brown to smoky black in color. Smoky Quartz absorbs negative energies from around you or those created by our own negative thought patterns. A major protection stone, helping one to feel safe and secure. Tranforms negative emotions and patterns. Facilitates the desire to set aside the thinking mind and clear mental channels. Balances the Yin-Yang energies. Excellent grounding stone, creating acceptance of the body and Earth plane. Heals fear, depression, addictions, and obsessions.
Affirmation: I trust that I am eternally safe and protected by the Universe.
TIGER’S EYE: THE CONFIDENCE BUILDER
This banded golden brown stone carries a more masculine energy. An ideal crystal for helping build confidence and self-belief. You can also use Tiger’s Eye for protection. This golden stone connects us with the Earth, making it a good choice for grounding yourself. Makes one invisible from negative energy sources. Protects one’s auric field. Promotes courage and self-confidence, especially during time of transition or change. Protects travelers from accidents. Provides balance of Yin-Yang Energies.
Affirmation: I am able to adapt to the changes in my life with confidence.
TURQUOISE: MENTAL BOOSTER
As the name suggests, this stone is turquoise, of varying shades of blue and green, and it is easily found. Promotes spiritual attunement, physical awareness and enhances communication while developing inner strength. A stone of grounding and calming. A healer of the spirit, providing a soothing energy and bringing peace of mind. Turquoise is great for your mental well-being and dissolves any thoughts of self-hatred or self sabotage. Heals physical pain, especially stomach issues. Excellent detoxifying agent.
Affirmation: I express myself in a positive and elegant way that others are able to understand.
As you can see, each of these stones has many different properties, and the above list barely scratches the surface of what each stone has to offer, or the many other stones available. Don’t worry about going out and getting them all — they will come into your life as they are needed. When buying them from a store, it is important to pick the ones that call to you.
To cleanse your crystals, you can place them outdoors under a full moon, or rinse them with rosewater with the intention to clear their accumulated energies and revitalize them. If you have a selenite crystal, placing the other crystals near this one and the selenite will cleanse them.
Crystals can be worn as jewelry, carried in your pocket, or left on a nightstand, under your pillow or at work at your desk or wherever you spend a lot of time at. They are great to use during meditation, and some can help to amplify your prayers.
If you are curious, but still skeptical, I suggest just buying one and seeing if anything changes in your life or if you feel any differently. The worst that can happen is nothing yet the best that can happen is that something will indeed change!
Much Gratitude & Love,